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Waste Not Want Not - Capstone Presentation
Transcript of Waste Not Want Not - Capstone Presentation
According to the USDA in 2013 17.5 million households across the U.S.A were food insecure
Food-insecure means you are unable to feed yourself or your family on a consistent basis
Feeding Forward connects businesses with excess edible food to feed those in need, instantly.
What's Currently Out there?
The Organizations We’ll Serve
Roughly 37 different FCO's within D.C. trying to fight hunger
Most charities do not have a technological solution to connect with charitable people
Fills Donation Request Info
Here's how it works
Org starts a donation request via
website or app
Solution Users & Components :
Food Charity Orgs
High Level Solution
Once the user accepts to fulfill the donation
request delivery will pick-up & dispatch the items
Agile Software Development Methodology
Roles & Responsibilities
Expand into other metro areas
Sustainable Operations Plan
Apply 3% fee charged on each donated transaction from users
Provide additional private support
Provide option to upgrade
Provide option for customization
Target commercial partners
Waste Not Want Not
Allows users to search for food pantries and food banks using GPS. They help back yard gardeners share their excess garden produce with neighborhood food pantries.
$1 - $1,100
$1,200 - $9,999
Choice of any week for Ads
$10,000 - $24,999
Month long Ad Impression
$25,00 - $49,999
3 Months of Ads
Ad Impression Year long
Our goal is to reduce food waste, fight against hunger, & increase donations year-round by connecting charitable individuals with the Food Charitable Organizations (FCO) that need their help.
Build Followers + Gain Presence
Local Events, Farmer's Market, Union Market
Target individuals on Facebook Page, Twitter, & Instagram
A more traditional approach
In person meetings
Connect with their current donors
Joint marketing & fundraising events
Presence in soup kitchens
User is alerted for submitted request
or can manually search for active requests
Request is Submitted
Karim Ragab, Roberto Vega, Elise Vu
Elastic Load Balancing
Easily connect with donors
Create fun & interactive methods for donation requests
Centralize management of donation requests
Store & manage tax information for all donations received
Increased donations year round!
Engineer & Developer
SOCIAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT
Overtime, metrics will be used to measure our combined efforts & its impact on society
As of 2013 Washington D.C. has
90,000 people who are
Study by Chronicle of Philanthropy Reveals The Geography of Charitable Giving
“…It's not that rich people aren't generous. They're often just isolated. They don't see a lot of poor people in their daily lives.”
Let's Talk: Food Waste
Q & A
What's in it for them?
Ability to export itemize tax deductions
See immediate results of donations
Easily find organizations that align with beliefs
Reduce food waste
Ability to help at the touch of a finger!
Target Area: Washington D.C.
Feeding roughly 300 people everyday
No inventory tracking system; what comes in or goes out
Has an effect on financial reporting
Use of simple email list to contact donors
Not always having enough ingredients
Being able to reach more donors for support